NAU Theatre

NAU Theatre 2016 - 2017 Season

NAU Theatre 2016 - 2017:  The Stars Come Out To Play

If you've ever scanned the heavens wondering about the meaning of life, you will relate to the characters in the Northern Arizona University Department of Theatre 2016-2017 season. From William Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams to the author who brought us the prequel to Peter Pan and more, it is a season of "the power of the heavens," says Kathleen McGeever, chair for NAU's Department of Theatre. "Join us and discover star catchers, stargazers, likeable villains, and those in search of the heavens for love and meaning," McGeever says. "Each play of the season illuminates personal journeys and the limitless possibilities of imagination."
Join us this season on our two state-of-the-art stages, the 300-seat Clifford E. White and the intimate Studio Theater for the best line-up of live theatre you'll enjoy this year.

Tickets are available through the NAU Central Ticket office by calling (928) 523-5661, emailing, or visiting the website:

The Christians 2016
"The Christians" by Lucas Hnath

THE CHRISTIANS, by Lucas Hnath

October 14 - 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  
October 16, 2016 at 2 p.m.
October 19 - 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
October 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. 

Studio Theater

The Christians, a play about faith in America, asks us to consider what happens when beliefs shift. Originally commissioned for the 2014 Humana Festival, this play is fresh from New York and the regional theatre centers. Mr. Hnath is quickly emerging as one of the "brightest new voices of his generation."

Summer and Smoke 2016
"Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams

SUMMER AND SMOKE by Tennessee Williams

November 18 - 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
December 1 - 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
December 4, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Clifford E. White Theater

Set in the heart of Dixie, Tennessee Williams crafted a timeless, tragic tale of love, death, and missed opportunities in the sweltering South.

"Caesar X"


Caesear February 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
X February 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Clifford E. White Theater
In the spring 2017 semester, THE ACTING COMPANY will join us on the stage for Ceasar X.  They will perform two plays. The first is William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The second is a new play based on Malcom X written by Marcus Gardley, and . THE ACTING COMPANY is known for bring excellent theatre - both classical and new work - to a diverse, nationwide audience.

Silent Sky 2017
"Silent Sky" by Lauren Gunderson

SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson

February 24 - 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
February 26, 2017 at 2 p.m.
March 1 - 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
March 5, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Studio Theater

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth. 

Peter and The Star Catcher 2017
"Peter and the Starcatcher" by Rick Elice


April 21 - 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
April 27 - 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
April 30, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Clifford E. White Theater

Closing the season we will produce the Tony Award winning play with music, Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. Fresh off the Broadway and regional stages, Peter and the Starcatcher is a grownup's prequel to the timeless tale of Peter Pan. "This swashbuckling tale will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight!"

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(If you will need special accommodations, please contact Disability Resources:, (928) 523-8773 or TTY:  (928) 523-6906.  We suggest contacting Disability Resources 48 hours prior to the event as some accommodations may take a reasonable time frame to arrange.  Assisted listening systems are also available.)